President Joe Biden delivers remarks on recent unidentified aerial objects, Thursday, February 16, 2023, in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)

Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chairman of the Conference of National Black Churches (CNBC) and Jacqui L. Burton, President of CNBC, issued the following statements after President Biden’s remarks in Virginia Beach, VA, on lowering healthcare costs for Americans. 

“President Biden delivered a clear reminder that we are far from done feeling the impacts of COVID-19,” said Dr. W. Franklyn Richardson, Chair of CNBC. “While we have tragically lost 1 million Americans, there are millions more living with comorbidities that make them vulnerable to this virus. On the eve of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, we must work together to keep costs down and ensure Black Americans have affordable, equitable access to care. More than ever we need healing and hope as individuals and as a nation.”

“Healthcare is a humanitarian and social justice issue, not a political one, which is why we must all work together to keep healthcare costs down and accessibility up,” said Jacqui L. Burton, President of CNBC. “Especially now, getting COVID-19 vaccines, the flu shot, and treating comorbidities is essential. The CNBC will continue to work with our partners in government on constructive measures that break down barriers along this long road of recovery.”

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